You may ask, “then why is she writing this in July of 2017?” 🤷🏾♀️ The simplest answer I could give you is that sometimes you sit around and just think about the things you have done and the path your life is currently taking. Every now and then I get blown away by the amazing things we have been able to do at such young ages. And as I sit here on July 31st of 2017, I am experiencing just that.
2016 was dubbed by literally everyone as the worst year ever. And sure, there were some major tragedies, losses and disappointments, but none of them derailed my life personally. I just continued to live my life the way everyone doubted I should and here I am infinitely happier for it.
My parents always say that whatever you say will be, shall be. If you keep saying something is bad that’s exactly what it’s going to be. You have already told your brain that this isn’t something positive and you won’t like it. Then guess what happens you don’t like it and are unable to see the good even if it is there.
Everything is about perspective. If Thailand has taught me one thing it is that you and you alone are in charge of your happiness. To be blunt these people are poor and are STILL happy! I have heard Thai people say many times (in their broken English/my basic Thai conversations) if I have enough to eat then I have enough. And if I think like that I ALWAYS have more than enough.
So here is a recap of my 2016
-Celebrated my quarter century 2️⃣5️⃣ and no it wasn’t some grand thing but I was with the people I love
-visited 7 countries on 4 different continents 🌍
-got to see a bunch of cities in the states 🛫
-flew over 49,000miles (adds up to 5days of time!)✈️
-knocked some things off my BucketList📝
-sold all my shit (I had my car for 9 years and no it wasn’t the greatest but I still loved it)🚙
-quit my job that allowed me to see the world (if you have reached this point and guessed that I worked for an airline, you guessed right!) and people thought I was crazy for leaving it behind✌🏾
– started a new career 👩🏾🏫 I taught English at a prestigious all boy boarding school for some of Thailand’s most important families.
– and last but not least I continued to enjoy my life everyday
2017 has flown by and it has already been a great year. Cliché but life is what you make it and I’m choosing to make it great.